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Merchant

495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9614 7688
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had lunch at this restaurant. Food was good, although i expected something more in the fine dining realm. Service was slow. We were seated near the kitchen which was a bit noisy.

Thank 384Mark
Grossi_Restaurants, Manager at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi, 384Mark. Thank you for your comment. Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to being able to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Ate dinner here one night with another couple. Service was very good and everything was explained in detail.Food was nice but it didn't blow me away as being exceptional. Maybe I just expected better things. All food we had was tasty especially the scallops. Great...More

Thank sun4oz
Grossi_Restaurants, Manager at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Hi, sun4oz. Thank you for your comment. Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to being able to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went here expecting the experience to be fine dining, The reality was it was more like upmarket casual dining. In saying that, and don't get me wrong, the overall experience was still very good. It was good Italian dining, we both enjoyed our meals....More

Thank Paul S
Grossi_Restaurants, Manager at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Hi Paul S. Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to have you dine at Merchant. I will pass the feedback to the relevant team. Thank you again for your feedback.

Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very good all round restaurant, particularly popular and good location for after work nibbles/drinks, business lunches and dinners. General vibe is modern, sophisticated but casual more than fine dining.

1  Thank Gdad35
Grossi_Restaurants, Manager at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you for the review, Gdad35. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was our first time at Guy Grossi's Venetian-inspired osteria and we were impressed. My wife is 'Veneta' so we were looking forward to the night and weren't disappointed. The service was attentive and friendly and the food was delicious and very generous. Each of...More

Thank David K
Grossi_Restaurants, Manager at Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Hi David K. Thank you very much for your feedback on TripAdvisor. It is our pleasure to have you dine at Merchant. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 19 July 2016

Loved the ambiance, so busy. Went in after a meeting in the city with a client Recommend the gelato Coffee 10/10

Thank Gloria K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Was introduced to The Merchant by a friend for lunch - very buzzy atmosphere but we could still have an easy conversation. Fun, lively restaurant and the waiting staff were lovely and attentive. Courses came out pretty quickly which was ideal for a lunch break....More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I grabbed a quick meal at this restaurant on a Monday night business trip to Melbourne. The interior is modern, welcoming and warm. The food was amazing if a tad expensive. I sampled the fish special, which was delicious. The style of food is modern...More

Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I get coffee from Merchant regularly in the morning. Coffee isn't too bad but abit pricy. Went in for lunch once and I thought food was average. Can't remember the price for lunch but you can't expect too be cheap in this place of course.

1  Thank annatS1680GE
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We ate at the Merchant before heading to a footy game at Etihad Stadium. We had an early booking and were the first in the restaurant. Despite this, the wait staff didn't hover over us and we were served very quickly. The wine list is...More

Thank stacytoby
Nearby
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 495 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9614 7688
  • E-mail
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